Director of Animal Services
Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS)
Jackie Rose began her animal welfare career in 2007 and has been fortunate to hold several senior executive leadership positions in both non-profit and municipal animal welfare agencies across the country since that time. After having served as the Vice-President for the largest non-profit behavioral healthcare agency in South Florida (an agency she was with for over 19 years), owning a private consulting firm specializing in non-profit board development and organizational capacity building, and having a small law practice, Jackie found a way to combine her executive leadership experience with her passion for animals. Her cross-county journey (fostered by the support of her husband) has provided her the opportunity to be the Executive Director for the Addison County Humane Society in Middlebury Vermont, the Executive Director for the Dutchess County SPCA in Hyde Park New York, the Director of Animal Services for Multnomah County in Portland Oregon and currently serves as the Director of Animal Services for Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS).
Jackie approaches the animal welfare field through the lens of social services and is committed to improving the lives of animal and people. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, a post-graduate certification in Humane Resource Management, a Juris Doctorate in Law, and is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA). Additionally, Jackie is licensed attorney and a member of the Florida Bar and is certified in Florida as a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) and a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJAP). Jackie’s philosophy is that animal welfare is simply another branch of the social service fabric of a community. “While our primary clients may have fur and a tail, they are all connected to people. Our services touch the lives of people and their pets.”
Jackie is originally from South Florida and has now (after moving to SoCal) has lived in all four corners of the US. When not at work, Jackie can be found enjoying the outdoors, playing guitar, or spending time with family and friends. Jackie and her husband currently have two dogs and three cats.